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The 5 Best American Restaurants In Pasadena

Updated: May 2, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Pasadena restaurants for American cuisine. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Pasadena eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Oscar's Alehouse

American, PasadenaAmericanPasadena
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 3.5

Pats Select Pizza | Grill

Pizza, $$, PasadenaPizza, $$Pasadena
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Beefalo Bob's Carryout Restaurant

American, $$, PasadenaAmerican, $$Pasadena
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5


American, $$, PasadenaAmerican, $$Pasadena
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Double T Diner - Pasadena

American, $$, PasadenaAmerican, $$Pasadena
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate these results?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 5440 Pasadena restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 127 top lists and articles from the likes of . The spots that made the cut have been featured in . As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Recurring questions

Bahama Mike's Seafood and Grill, Two Rivers Steak & Fish House, and Founders Tavern & Grill are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Pasadena.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Pasadena are Cookie's Kitchen, Bahama Mike's Seafood and Grill, and Five Guys.

Cookie's Kitchen, Bahama Mike's Seafood and Grill, and Two Rivers Steak & Fish House are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Pasadena.

Cookie's Kitchen, Bahama Mike's Seafood and Grill, and Two Rivers Steak & Fish House are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Pasadena.

There are 29 American restaurants in Pasadena.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for heavy meat dish

    Experts suggest pairing a heavy meat dish with a glass of Vieux Carre, a popular cocktail.

  • Enjoy fried chicken with Kentucky 75

    For an elevated experience, pair your fried chicken with Kentucky 75. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail cuts the fat of the fried skin.

  • Chardonnay and shellfish

    When considering what goes best with shellfish, we recommend a glass of Chardonnay, it truly complements the dish as it balances richness with acidity.

Did you know?

  • A big feat in 2011

    A little hot dog never hurt anybody! The size of the longest hot dog might surprise you, coming in at 668 feet 8 inches! How big of a kitchen do you need to make that?

  • Craving some hot dog?

    Joey Chestnut took the world-record for eating the most hot dog by having 75 in one sitting in 2020.

  • hashbrown history

    1890s was an interesting time, and it gave us the much cherished hashbrown. We can thank The United States for that!

Parking tips

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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